I have a 30 year old gelding who is currently on a mash of alfalfa/timothy cubes, alfalfa pellets, and Haystacks Special Blend, and about 1/2 flake of alfalfa AM and PM. With the temperatures dropping, it takes forever for the cubes to break down into a mash. Their quality has been questionable as well (I found plastic pieces in the cubes of the last bag I bought). My question is, can I substitute beet pulp shreds for the cubes? My main concern is fiber intake. I board and so it's not possible for me to add warm water to the feedings - I will ask the BO about doing this, but in the event that it's not a possibility, I'd rather have a game plan now before winter hits. Thanks for reading!